April 18, 2019

Jewel Schuurmans

Sometimes I forget God. When I deny Christ out of the fear of man, I am ignorant of His sad gaze.  I close my heart to […]
April 4, 2019

Jewel Schuurmans

I met Alice in Wonderland in a nursing home. In February, I participated in an outreach to give manicures to elderly women in a local facility.  […]
March 28, 2019

Tabitha Leaman

I need to start this column with a major disclaimer: I am not someone who has a disability. But in case you think I’m completely unqualified […]
March 14, 2019

Jo Ellen Walker

I have always been one who, if given the option, prefers a book over a movie. But I don’t always take the same approach when choosing […]
March 7, 2019

Charles Billiu

It’s March madness season! Who’s at the top of your bracket? Front runners like Duke and Kansas, or do you hope for another year of upsets? […]
February 28, 2019

Andrew Schmidt

The entire United States of America can be reduced to only three basic regions: soda, pop and coke. The only way of objectively telling which of […]
February 21, 2019

Daniel Quigley

I don’t always like doing things with others. Now, don’t avoid doing a group project with me or worry about my social health. I know how […]
February 14, 2019

Samantha Veira

Many people have a bucket list. Some people want to skydive. Some want to ride in a hot air balloon. Others want to visit all 50 […]
February 7, 2019


Slip. Snap. Sharp pain. I tried to casually walk away from the driveway into the house, limping heavily on my right ankle. “Aww man I think […]
January 31, 2019


When I meet someone for the first time, I always find myself coming to conclusions about their life and character before they even have a chance […]
December 7, 2018

Column 12.7.18

While rewatching How the Grinch Stole Christmas the other day, I was struck by how many good principles are intertwined in the message of this classic […]
November 14, 2018


Smile. People are watching you. Where did that line come from? Propaganda from an Orwellian dystopia? Instructions for the inmates of an early 20th century asylum? None of […]
November 8, 2018

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Ever heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” If you haven’t, who are you? We need to meet. If you have, the immediate thought […]
October 25, 2018

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My grandmother has cancer—a rather jarring diagnosis I learned of during my first week of school. She is one of my life’s role models and (even […]
October 18, 2018

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Having grown up in a Christian home and attended a Christian school, I expected a secular workplace to be filled with persecution. But when I started […]
October 12, 2018

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Before this summer, I didn’t know it was possible to learn so much about God, myself and other people in so little time. Even as the […]
October 6, 2018

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  In 280 days, I get to marry my best friend—the man I admire more than anyone else in the world. And some people are surprised […]
October 4, 2018

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Have you ever owned something so special you considered it almost sacred? I have. Some people venerate their high school sports trophies. Others treasure an heirloom […]
September 28, 2018

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Imagine, you’ve been preparing to go on a mission trip for months and you’ve finally touched down in Chincha Alta, Peru, a region roughly two hours […]
April 27, 2018

Sports Column: Why do I like sports so much?

Why do I like sports so much? I am a grown human being who screams at the TV, argues tirelessly with less-informed trolls on Twitter, spends […]